Gabes Mountain Trail to Hen Wallow Falls

MODERATE 56 reviews

Gabes Mountain Trail to Hen Wallow Falls is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cosby, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1043 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

old growth

rocky

no dogs

The trip to Hen Wallow Falls is a pleasant walk through hemlock and rhododendron forest. A signed side trail leads to the base of the falls by way of steep switchbacks. Hen Wallow Creek, only two feet wide at the top of the falls, fans out to 20 feet at the base. The waterfall is 90 feet high.

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It was steaming hot day but a great hike.

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We had a great time on this trail. Saw a few other hikers enjoying the day, we even heard one lady singing as she hiked along. It was hot so the girls told us to go ahead and finish and they started working back. We got close to the falls but turned back after the black bear popped out. Looks like we missed out on a good fishing hole too. We'll try again on another trip.

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike! Saw deer and only few other people. Rained heavily the day prior but trails dry. Trail wide enough in most spots so I could walk beside husband which was nice :). Several stream crossings and diversity of landscape so it was always something new and beautiful around the corner! Definitely bring bug spray though!

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3 months ago

This was a last-last minute decision hike since we traveled 3 hrs and Max Patch road was inaccessible due to many downed trees. We pulled over and saw this on AllTrails, and we love the Cosby area, so it was perfect! For about 95% of the 2.2 miles the falls, there is all uphill, mostly a steady incline but enough to get your heart pumping! The forest is gorgeous as are the wildflowers in spring, the footbridges, and at last- Hen Wallow Falls at the end!! Go after lots of rain! This is a great place to picnic and relax. There are a few partial views of the surrounding mountains, too. Most of the way back is downhill and much faster descent. We termed this trail "Mount Cammerer's Little Sister" because of the 900 foot elevation gain on this trail. :)

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